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Latest News Leaves Fans Concerned For Neil Young's Health

Earlier this week Australian fans were left disappointed after news broke that Neil Young had cancelled plans to tour Australia and New Zealand next year. 

Despite this, Young remained on the bill for Byron Bay Blues and Roots Bluesfest in April, and organisers declined to comment.

Today Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival have officially confirmed that Neil Young has withdrawn from his headline spot at their Easter festival. 

"This comes as a great disappointment to Bluesfest, as well as all the Neil Young fans, who were looking forward to his performance," the statement said, adding no explanation for his withdrawal. "Bluesfest is currently working on replacing Neil Young with a new headliner for the Friday night."

"Whilst details for the cancellation remain sketchy, from what I can gather Neil has decided to take 2017 off from touring" said Festival Director, Peter Noble. 

After a year where we've sadly seen several music giants like Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Prince and Glenn Frey pass away, many fans have been left questioning if Young's health is the cause for cancellation. 

No information has been made available on Young's website.

At the moment, concerns for his health are based on speculation. We truly hope all is well with Neil and he keeps rocking the free world!  

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